When James Franklin Lynn was born in 1844, in Massac, Illinois, United States, his father, Pitts Lynn, was 22 and his mother, Mary Polly S Miles, was 23. He married Wilmoth Ann Foy on 3 December 1865. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hillerman, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 26, his occupation is listed as farmer in Massac, Illinois, United States. He died on 27 March 1886, in Success, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Success, Texas, Missouri, United States.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn ).
Scottish: variant of Lyne 3.
English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King's Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The placename is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool, stream’.